histology

[hi-stol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the branch of biology dealing with the study of tissues.
2.
the structure, especially the microscopic structure, of organic tissues.

Origin:
1840–50; histo- + -logy

histological [his-tl-oj-i-kuhl] , histologic, adjective
histologically, adverb
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histology (hɪˈstɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
1.  the study, esp the microscopic study, of the tissues of an animal or plant
2.  the structure of a tissue or organ
 
histological
 
adj
 
histo'logic
 
adj
 
histo'logically
 
adv
 
his'tologist
 
n

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histology
"study of organic tissues," 1847, from Gk. histos "warp, web," lit. "that which causes to stand," from histasthai "to stand," from PIE *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Taken by 19c. medical writers as the best Gk. root from which to form terminology for "tissue."
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histology his·tol·o·gy (hĭ-stŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The science concerned with the minute structure of tissues and organs in relation to their function. Also called microanatomy.


his'to·log'i·cal (hĭs'tə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or his'to·log'ic adj.
his·tol'o·gist n.
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histology   (hĭ-stŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the microscopic structure of plant and animal tissues.
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